Top 10 Links 2.26: Google+, Digital Illiteracy, Staying Positive and More!

My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 6.25.2011 through 7.1.2011. 1. Definitely! RT @pcsweeney: Could Google+ Ruin Your Online Personal Brand? great post from Patrick Sweeney that will get you think about what information we’re supplying Google and others. I started thinking about the amount of metadata that we are creating for each other and about each other. I started thinking about … Continue reading Top 10 Links 2.26: Google+, Digital Illiteracy, Staying Positive and More!

My Favorite Privacy Quotes – A Top Ten Countdown

As part of National Privacy week I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes about privacy. Hopefully they will get you thinking about privacy, if you weren’t before, and spark some conversation. 10 . Our work to improve privacy continues today. – Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook I don’t think I really have to comment on this one, its just amusing. 9 .Law-abiding … Continue reading My Favorite Privacy Quotes – A Top Ten Countdown

Google’s Social Circle & Social Search May Not Violate Any Privacy Laws But It Gives Me The Creeps

Yesterday I noticed something new in my google search Results from people in your social circle for google social search. It looked like this When I clicked on the link that said Results from people in your social circle for google social search it took me to a page that was just content from my Social Circle. I was a little disturbed by this. First … Continue reading Google’s Social Circle & Social Search May Not Violate Any Privacy Laws But It Gives Me The Creeps

Commentary On the Digital Divide from the Chief Executives of Netflix & CommonSenseMedia

If you’re thinking about transliteracy you almost have to be thinking about the digital divide. What does it mean? Is it real? How will we close the gap? This New York Times piece Will the Digital Divide Close by Itself? From the Google’s Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age provides a look at and arguments about the digital divide from two different perspectives. From Jim Steyer, … Continue reading Commentary On the Digital Divide from the Chief Executives of Netflix & CommonSenseMedia

Does the average Joe really need to know what a browser is?

Jessamyn West shared this yesterday “A team from Google interviewed dozens of people in Times Square the other day, asking a simple question: What’s a browser? This was in an effort to understand and improve the customer experience of Google’s own browser, called Chrome. Turns out that over 90% of the people interviewed could not describe what a Web browser is.” Watch the video I … Continue reading Does the average Joe really need to know what a browser is?